The Sunday Post is hosted by The Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to recap the past week, talk about next week, and share news. It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Date. I get to tell you what I’ve read recently.
On The Blog Last Week
- On Monday I reviewed Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
- On Tuesday we talked about books I loved in 2014.
- On Wednesday I reviewed Inside Out & Back Again by Thanhha Lai.
- On Thursday we talked about when you should keep your opinion to yourself.
On The Blog This Week
- On Monday I review Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.
- On Tuesday I show you what I’m going to read this fall.
- On Wednesday I review Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.
In My Reading Life
Unpopular opinion time: I DNFed Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. Basically, I’m really picky about my nonfiction. I only like narrative nonfiction. The writing style in Hidden Figures is dry and distant. I wanted to read about badass lady mathematicians, but it felt like I was reading a student’s American history essay.
On a positive note, I finished The 19th Wife by David Ebershoff. Then I read A Parcel of Patterns by Jill Paton Walsh and We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly. Right now, I’m reading Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlyn Doughty.
In The Rest Of My Life
Five things that made me happy last week:
- It’s actually cold outside! I can run without dying from heatstroke.
- Speaking of running without dying, the smoke from the wildfires seems to be gone. I’m not sure if all the fires are out or if the smoke is just blowing in another direction.
- The leaves are changing colors! And there’s Halloween stuff in stores! (Can you tell I’m excited for fall?)
- There are no more books from 2016 on my TBR shelf. All my unread books were acquired this year.
- For the first time in months, I’m caught up on emails. If I owe you an email, check your inbox. My reply should be there. Sorry about my never-ending email crisis.
Take care of yourselves and be kind to each other! See you around the blogosphere!